The New York Rangers and New York Knicks share much more than Madison Square Garden. They share big hopes for the future with a pair of super-talented rookies.
The Rangers selected high-scoring Finnish forward Kaapo Kakko with the No. 2 pick in the 2019 NHL Draft on Friday. Just 24 hours earlier, the Knicks selected high-scoring Canadian forward R.J. Barrett out of Duke University with the No. 3 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.
The second-newest member of the Garden family welcomed the Rangers' fellow top-3 pick, and the Knicks shared the video on Twitter.
After both teams missed their respective playoffs last season, things are definitely looking up after the 48-hour stretch.
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